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Gain the World, Lose Our Souls

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭8:36‬

Yesterday, the Benham Brothers spoke at my workplace. They rose to fame because they lost a show on HGTV because they refused to back down from their public opposition to gay marriage back in 2014. They cited the Bible and it cost them millions of potential dollars.

They challenged us to stand in the face of a Satanic culture, even if it costs us our livelihoods or even our lives.

Christians need to remember that our eyes need to be focused on spreading the Gospel, not seeking financial gain. We are to fight against the principalities, powers, and rulers of the darkness of this world, not our families on social media.

Too many Christians put politics ahead of spiritual convictions. Their opposition to gay marriage and vaccine mandates comes from their quest for “freedom,” not from a Biblical position.

We Christians must be willing to lose it all – not for the sake of making a political statement, but with the intention of glorifying the Lord.

Our Christian heritage is based on self sacrifice. Almost all of the disciples were martyred for the cause of Christ. They weren’t out to oppose the government, but they did so just by following the Bible.

Scoring political points satisfies our fleshly desires, no doubt. We might even develop a following by doing so. But it should never be at the cost of our spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.

Have you considered the cost as the cultural noose tightens around the necks of Christians? What are you willing to lose, so that the body of Christ can gain souls?

One thought on “Gain the World, Lose Our Souls

  1. Well said my friend….as usual. I agree we must always put the Lord first and foremost in our lives, because if we don’t….well I think we can see the consequences of that right now. And it will only get worse.

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